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Thursday, Oct 21, 2021

Female cop interdicted for obstruction

Female cop interdicted for obstruction

A police officer was on Wednesday (June 16) interdicted from duty for alleged wrongdoing.
A media release from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) on Thursday said the female cop is accused of obstruction while she was off duty.

The police are now investigating the matter.

The RVIPF did not give details but BVI News understands that the interdiction is in relation to a recent incident in which a woman believed to be the said cop was seen on amateur video footage seemingly blocking on-duty police officers from making an arrest.

Meanwhile, the RVIPF said Police Commissioner Mark Collins has reminded his officers and staff of the Force’s code of conduct as well as his expectations that “professional standards will be adhered to at all times”.

“He noted his firm stance that officers’ behaviour must be beyond reproach whether on or off duty. No charges have been laid in the matter,” the police media release stated.

The top cop said in a recent press conference that he plans to sanction an assessment of the police’s Professional Standards Department.

This department deals with all allegations against police officers.
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